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Mangrove Forest Tour - Sundarbans

1N/2D Rural Tourism

Starts from 4000

Discover your connection with nature as you take a tour to the thick mangrove forest of Sundarbans. Stay in an eco-village or in boats in Sundarbans, go on country boat rides for bird and animal watching, relish village meals, etc. This Package is for those who don't mind staying in mud huts of an eco-village which has only solar energy and are not fussy about luxuries.

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Sundarbans: It is one of the largest Tiger Reserve in the world for Bengal Tigers and the largest block of mangrove forest in the world.

Inclusions

  • Mineral water
  • Meals
  • Stay in the mud cottages and boat as may be the option selected
  • Permission from the forest office
  • Guide fees
  • Car Transfer
  • Boat Cruise

Stay Details

Your stay will be in a mud cottage (double, triple or four bedded)with attached marbled and tiled toilets. This eco-village is set up on 2 acres of land with 17 mud cottages, a center for meeting, an open kitchen for guests to see their meals being prepared, a community center, a farm house, few ponds and a huge land for vegetation and paddy fields. Lanterns, lamps and some solar powered lights are used here since this island is free of electricity.

Package Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Village of Honey Collectors
Sundarbans
  • 8AM: Meet at the office of the tour operator, and leave Calcutta by car/van (non ac). Guests can also have a pick up point from Science city at 9am. Three and half hours of journey to Godkhali, the last road point.
  • 11AM: Cross over to the island of Gosaba, which has no car or electricity.
  • 1.30PM: Reach the eco village resort in the
    village of Satjelia, followed by lunch.
  • 3.00PM: A walk through the beautiful paddy fields and the village of honey collectors and fishermen, looking out for local rituals and beliefs.
  • 3.30PM : Country boat ride for bird watching, during two to three hours, spotting seven types of kingfisher, egret, brahmani eagles, pond heron, black cormorants etc and above all getting introduced to the lovely mangroves, with surreal creatures like fiddler crabs, mud skipper fish etc.
  • 6.30PM: Return to the eco village, just after the sunset.
  • 7PM: An enchanting evening with the local musicians with their age old musical instruments, trying to understand the local music in their backyard. A session of refreshments.
  • 8.30-9PM: Dinner is served according to the leisure of every individual guest, getting prepared to spend the night in the mud cottages of this eco village or in the sleeping cabins of the boats. This Eco-village is powered by Solar energy so you can have the comforts of a fan and light in your cottage with the silence of the jungle and be sure to sleep like a baby.
  • Day 2
  • Cruize through Channels and Creeks
Sundarbans
  • 6.30AM: Aim to start as early as possible, board the personalized engine boat get the required permissions from the forest office, which is just opposite to this village, and head off into the jungle, for a rendezvous with one of the biggest mangroves of the world, rich in flora and fauna.
  • This boat cruise will last till sunset and during this period visit 3 watch towers, namely Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali and Dobanki.
  • Cruising the small channels and creeks, spot different wildlife, spotted dear, wild boars, civet cat, monitor lizard, crocodiles, dolphins and of course the ROYAL BENGAL TIGER.
  • Breakfast, lunch and other refreshments will be cooked and served on the boat.
  • At sunset start your journey back for Kolkata and reach by 9 to 10pm.

Date, Price & Misc.

  • An additional cost of Rupees 300 if carrying a handy-cam
  • Conditions Apply

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